My name is Devin Cross and I am co-captain in my fifth year with the University of Akron Aero Design Team. I am an undergraduate senior double majoring in Aerospace Systems Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Currently, I am participating in my fourth cooperative education work assignment, or co-op, with Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems in Akron. I have also had prior co-ops with Goodrich Corporation (now UTC Aerospace) and BGI. My job on the Aero Design Team this year is to help with the overall design of our Regular Class airplane as well as design, model, and construct the Regular Class airplane’s empennage structures, all while providing guidance and leadership to the rest of the team. Other smaller projects that I have been or will be involved in include team marketing, logistics, material testing, landing gear testing, and technical report writing. Machines, particularly ones that fly, are a life-long fascination and passion. My short and long term goals align with my hope to one day become a great Aerospace/Mechanical Engineer and pilot.